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swans

filth (deluxe 2015 reissue)

Mute



3cd

Released: 4th May 2015

£13.99


deluxe 3cd reissue of Swans’ 1983 debut album.

With only Gira & Kane carrying over from the first EP's lineup, the truly bizarre thing about Swans' first full release is that, in its own angry beyond all anger way, you can actually dance to it at very brief points. the overwhelming angst-&-death on songs like ‘Big Strong Boss’ sometimes gets married close enough to a groove that it's almost surprising. For the most part, though, the drums pound away almost like a ritual, doomy bass & grinding guitars sound like prime Black Sabbath at even danker levels of destruction & Gira sounds like he's ripping his soul from his throat every time another lyric is half-barked, half-wailed, sometimes with a little electronic distortion help.

filth (deluxe 2015 reissue)

Tracklist

CD1

1. Stay Here

2. Big Strong Boss

3. Blackout 

4. Power For Power

5. Freak

6. Right Wrong

7. Thank You

8. Weakling

9. Gang

10. Swans Live At The Kitchen, NYC, 1982-1983

 

 

CD2

1. I'll Cry For You

2. Red Sheet

3. Loop 33

4. Your Game

5. Seal It Over

6. Whore

7. We'll Hang For That

8. Half Life

9. Loop 21

10. Get Out

11. Job

12. Loop 1

13. Mother, My Body Disgusts Me

14. Cop

15. Only I Can Hear, Only I Can Touch

16. Thug

17. Raping A Slave (Live Berlin 1984)

 

 

CD3

1. Laugh 

2. Speak

3. Take Advantage

4. Sensitive Skin

5. Living Arms (Live at CBGB NYC 1982 − 1983)

6. Howling Red Sheet (Live at CBGB NYC 1982 − 1983)

7. Big Strong Boss (Live at CBGB NYC 1982 − 1983)

8. Clay Man (Live at CBGB NYC 1982 − 1983)

9. We'll Hang For That (Live at CBGB NYC 1982 − 1983)

10. This is Mine (Live at Heaven London 1984)

11. Why Hide (Live at Heaven London 1984)

12. I Crawled (Live at Heaven London 1984)